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Chick making a funny sound

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickaboo7, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chick makes a vibrating sound/feel when we hold her. what is this?
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    nerves? scared? Telling you to "put me down"? Who knows, but itsn't it adorable!?[​IMG]
     
  3. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she does this she seems very content almost asleep
     
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the chicken equivalent of purring. A couple of mine do this while some the others clack their beak when they are contented.
    Stephanie
     
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine do this too. As soon as I take the top off, they hop up on the edge and wait for me to pick them up, and as soon as I do they lie down in my hand. Then I pet their backs and they make this little purling-chirpy kind of noise. I dunno what it means exactly, but they obviously are enjoying, and it's so cute!

    Sometimes everyone else freezes and I think they are listening. I keep hoping my few really wild-childs will catch on that it's **OK** to be picked up. It's hard to manage those few when I want to move them all.

    [​IMG]

    trish
     

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